63 – Irish Poets: Jane Clarke, Rita Ann Higgins and Louis de Paor

Jane Clarke

Jane Clarke

Three Irish poets all published by Bloodaxe.

Jane Clarke’s first collection is The River. ‘Clear, direct, lovely: Jane Clarke’s voice slips into the Irish tradition with such ease, it is as though she had always been at the heart of it.’ (Anne Enright)

Rita Ann Higgins has published ten books of poetry including most recently Tongulish. She is a hugely enjoyable poet known for her wit, warmth and telling social comment.

Louis de Paor is one of Ireland’s leading Irish-Language poets and his most recent bilingual edition is The Brindled Cat and the Nightingale’s Tongue / Cló Iar-Chonnacht.

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